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2008-09-04 03:00:00

By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER TEENAGERS in Coventry are missing out on vital cash because of computer glitches in the grant application system. Many of the 16- to 19-year-olds at schools and colleges in the city haven't received the education maintenance allowances they need for things like bus fares, books and materials for their courses. This year, a new company, Liberata, has taken on the pounds 80million-a-year national contract to manage education maintenance allowances....

2008-09-04 00:00:00

By Hilary Wilce EDUCATION QUANDARY Hilary's advice What indeed? Although as you, dear cynical primary school teacher, point out, being affiliated to an academy is bound to improve intakes at the chosen primary schools, so standards will rise at a stroke. What happens to all the children displaced by the sudden surge in these schools' popularity is another question altogether. In fact this is the perennial problem with improving education by inventing new school structures. These can...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

By Richard C Dujardin; Kristen Geremia NORTH PROVIDENCE -- Teachers and youngsters settled into their new surroundings yesterday as the School Department rolled out its first full-day kindergarten program in its six elementary schools. The move toward a full-day program after years of splitting classes into morning and afternoon sessions entailed not only hiring six new teachers, but buying all the things that typically go into a kindergarten classroom, from chairs, tables and books to...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

By ALISHA A PINA EAST PROVIDENCE -- Not every local elementary school-bound child will start today. Six kindergartners will stay at home for the first couple of days of school because the district does not have enough room. Its 17 full-day and half-day classes are full with 25 children each, for a total of 425 kindergartners. It is the second year in a row that some of the city's youngest students were initially spaced out. East Providence had to hire another kindergarten teacher...

2008-09-03 00:00:21

Many of the county's schoolchildren will be returning to different surroundings tomorrow. It will be the first official day for pupils attending Lincoln's 'academy' schools. The new academies have come about through the amalgamation of the Priory LSST, the City of Lincoln Community College and the Joseph Ruston Technology College with Moorland Infant and Nursery School and the Usher School. They make up the Lincoln Federation of Academies and are now known as the Priory Witham...

2008-09-01 18:00:22

By Richard Locker NASHVILLE - National education groups have given Tennessee's pre- kindergarten program high grades since it began nearly a decade ago - but two new studies present somewhat contrasting reviews of the program that has been a top priority of Gov. Phil Bredesen. One organization, Washington-based Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, issued a report earlier this month indicating that high-quality pre- kindergarten like Tennessee's is the most effective means of increasing high...

2008-08-31 00:00:32

By Richard Garner Cornerstone of private schools 'helps pupils to settle in' The days of the "house" system - a cornerstone of Britain's independent schools - is making a comeback in the state sector. Its return will be urged this week as a way of helping youngsters settle in during their first year of secondary schooling. The system is used widely in the private school sector and is extolled in many of the most famous books written about private schooling - such as Goodbye Mr...

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By Al-Shammari, Zaid Yawkey, Thomas D This research study investigates the degree to which parental involvement impacts students' levels in special education programs in Kuwait. More specifically, this research discusses several scientific methods for research included within the significance of the study and research questions for this study. Research methods and results using a participant sample indicated some interesting results. The study showed that parents of special needs children...

2008-08-29 00:00:32

By stacey becker Free preschool conditions 3 The child must be 4 years old on Sept. 15. 3 The child must be a resident of Iowa. 3 The child must take an assessment test that will help direct instruction. 3 The child will receive 10 hours of free preschool instruction each week; there will be additional wrap-around charges and application fees. News You can use Parents may call their preferred preschool to learn if it offers free preschool for 4-year-olds, or parents may call the local Child...

2008-08-28 15:00:58

By Jennifer Gokhman Josh Watson has been a student at Tracy Learning Center since it opened in 2001. He started with Discovery Charter School when it began, and he is about to graduate from Millennium High School. Watson, a senior, has seen the campus grow from 125 students in fifth and sixth grades to nearly 1,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Currently, the waiting list is long, Watson said. Students may have to wait two years or more to be able to attend schools at...